NRC stars ready to shine at Super level

Force - Lance pre-season

Western Force recruit Jono Lance in pre-season mode. Can he be the spark to finally get their backline firing?

Rugby News: Not to be confused with the magazine of the same name, www.rugbynews.net.au is Australia’s most trusted source of independent rugby news across all levels of the game. I’ve known the guys involved for a little while now, and was thrilled to be able to finally produce something for them, after several approaches from them previously.

In my debut column, I’ve named five players around the country ready to make their mark on Super Rugby, after starring on the club scene and particularly in the National Rugby Championship in recent seasons..

#NRC2015 profile: Greater Sydney Rams’ skipper Jed Holloway

Jed Holloway: “I hope it looked quick on TV, because I didn’t feel like I was moving that quickly. But yeah, it seems to be my thing at the moment, running them in from way out.” Image: ARU / JB Photography

Jed Holloway: “I hope it looked quick on TV, because I didn’t feel like I was moving that quickly. But yeah, it seems to be my thing at the moment, running them in from way out.” Image: ARU / JB Photography

rugby.com.au: Their lowly table position doesn’t really indicate how well the Rams have played at times in 2015, though the three losses by less than six points – two of them by just one point – certainly suggests how unlucky they’ve been.

Ahead of their first TV game of the 2015 National Rugby Championship tonight, against North Harbour, I spoke to Greater Sydney skipper Jed Holloway on the frustrations of their ordinary goal-kicking, of getting back to playing ‘Rams rugby’, and of his current penchant for long-range tries..